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Jajpur, Orissa

Orissa, a state situated on the east coast of India, has Bhubaneswar as its capital.

It can be divided into three broad regions: The Coastal plains, the middle mountainous range and the plateaus. Orissa has abundant natural resources of coal, bauxite, iron ore and chromite. The state economy is also benefiting from its industrial sector: steel, aluminium, power, refineries and ports.

 

India's topmost Information Technology consultancies firms, including Satyam Computer Services, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys have their branches in Orissa. Orissa has several popular tourist destinations. The state is known for its temples, especially in the cities of Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar. Chilka Lake, the largest coastal lake in India is also located here. It also has Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, which houses over 150 species of migratory and resident birds. The other places of tourist interest are the Hirakud Dam on the Mahanadi and the hydel power station at Machkund. It has state of the art hotels to offer to its tourists.

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Taken on February 27, 2011